Tag Archive: Dieter Zetsche

Dec 24

Mercedes rules out F1 cooperation with Renault

On the road-car side, however, Mercedes and Renault-Nissan do cooperate

Mercedes 2013-12-07 Mercedes has ruled out cooperating with Renault in the development of its all-new turbo V6 engines for formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Dennis tried to thwart Hamilton switch – report

Dennis flew to Stuttgart to meet with Mercedes chairman Dieter Zetsche

Lewis Hamilton - Ron Dennis - photo Getty imagesMcLaren ‘supremo’ Ron Dennis went to extraordinary lengths in an attempt to thwart Lewis Hamilton’s switch to Mercedes for 2013, according to a report in the Daily Mail. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mercedes backs Wolff amid Kolles comments saga

“If you are successful, you will be pelted with mud.”

2013-06-08_0127Mercedes has thrown its “full confidence” behind Toto Wolff, following reports he made disparaging remarks about his colleagues and bosses. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Ex-F1 boss Kolles tried to blackmail Wolff – report

They settled their dispute with the intervention of Bernie Ecclestone

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Colin Kolles 01Former HRT boss Colin Kolles tried to blackmail Mercedes chief Toto Wolff earlier this year, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Mercedes’ Wolff ‘secretly recorded’ amid F1 war – report

A ’war’ that has broken out in the paddock

2013-06-08_0128An explosive conversation with Mercedes director and Williams co-owner Toto Wolff was “secretly recorded” by a former F1 team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

“Whoever starts at the front in the principality also has a good chance for victory”

Mercedes favourite to win in Monaco

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain 01Mercedes has been tipped as a likely favourite to win the fabled Monaco grand prix later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Mercedes not expected to win in Spain

“Our Achilles heel is getting the tyres to last”

Mercedes plus argentée - photo Mercedes AMGDominating qualifying in the presence of Daimler supremo Dieter Zetsche, Mercedes appears on top of the world in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Zetsche warns ‘no miracles’ for Mercedes in 2013

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has played down expectations ahead of Mercedes’ fourth-consecutive season as a works formula one team.

Dieter Zetsche2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - 05The Brackley based team has made big changes for 2013; swapping Michael Schumacher for Lewis Hamilton, ousting Norbert Haug and installing Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff in upper management. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Mercedes must push for 2014 title – Zetsche

Dieter Zetsche, the chairman of the German marque’s parent Daimler, says Mercedes must be pushing for the world championship by 2014.

05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamMercedes AMG - photo - Mercedes AMGAdmitting that the appointments of Lewis Hamilton and Niki Lauda, and the departure of Norbert Haug, were because of Mercedes’ lack of recent success, he also acknowledged that the silver team will not be in a title-winning position this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Zetsche denies approving F1 budget boost

But Zetsche told German weeky Die Zeit: “We do not intend to increase our budget.”

Dieter Zetsche04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamDieter Zetsche, the chairman of Mercedes’ parent Daimler, has denied reports he has approved an increase in the F1 team’s budget for 2013. Reportedly on new recruit Niki Lauda’s recommendation, it emerged recently that Mercedes-Benz is prepared to boost the Brackley based team’s coffers to the tune of many millions. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Schumacher to consider non-driving Mercedes role

Michael Schumacher is not ruling out taking up a non-driving role with Mercedes.

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Ross Brawn - Norbert Haug - Michael Schumacher - Bernie Ecclestone 012012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Michael Schumacher 02The seven time world champion announced at Suzuka on Thursday that, after a three-year comeback with the German squad, he is once again returning to retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Michael Schumacher announces retirement from Formula One

Mercedes offers Schumacher new non-racing job

2012-06-08_02982012-06-07_0341Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher today announced his retirement from the sport at the end of the 2012 season during a press conference at the Suzuka circuit in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Vettel hopes Schumacher finds new F1 seat

Seven time world champion Schumacher has lost his Mercedes drive to Lewis Hamilton.

2012-09-22 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel (12)2012-06-10_0532Sebastian Vettel on Wednesday said he hopes his countryman and friend Michael Schumacher finds a seat to keep racing in formula one next year. But he has been linked with a move to another team – perhaps Sauber, Williams or Lotus – while Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche has offered him a job in team management at Mercedes GP. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

‘Silly season’ turns bad for McLaren, Schumacher

Martin Whitmarsh on Friday insisted McLaren did not push Lewis Hamilton away.

2012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Lewis Hamilton 012012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Martin Whitmarsh 02After the news arrived that the team’s protege and 2008 world champion is switching to Mercedes, some said McLaren simply didn’t offer the Briton enough money or good enough contractual terms. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Mercedes ready to sign new Concorde – report

Mercedes parent Daimler has reportedly decided to stay in formula one beyond 2012.

04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - 02In Singapore this weekend, rumours swirled in the paddock that the Stuttgart manufacturer is on the verge of pulling the plug. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

More sources reporting Mercedes-rebranding rumours

More publications and sources are reporting rumours Mercedes could be looking to reshape its commitment to formula one.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - 012012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Michael Schumacher 01The latest edition of the French weekly Auto Hebdo reported that, still yet to agree a new Concorde Agreement deal, the Stuttgart carmaker could field only a ‘semi-official’ team from 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Ecclestone confirms Concorde row with Mercedes

Ecclestone proposes ‘Grand Slam’ F1 races and backs customer cars, not budget cap

2012-04-15 - Chinese Grand Prix - Pirelli - Marco Tronchetti - Bernie EcclestoneBernie Ecclestone has confirmed he is still at loggerheads with Mercedes over the new Concorde Agreement. The German carmaker’s team is the big missing name, after F1 chief executive Ecclestone announced recently he has agreed terms with “the majority” of the teams including Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull.

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Feb 28

New Schumacher contract ‘absolutely possible’ – Zetsche

Dieter Zetsche has admitted it is possible Michael Schumacher will still be a Mercedes driver in 2013.

2012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 00 - Copy2012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 01At the end of his initial three-year F1 comeback contract, the 43-year-old’s existing deal runs out this season. There has been speculation Mercedes has offered him a new two-year contract for 2013 and 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

New deal for Schumacher possible admits Zetsche

Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche on Thursday indicated he would like Michael Schumacher to extend his Mercedes GP contract beyond 2012.

2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Michael Schumacher 02 Dieter ZetscheSeven time world champion Schumacher’s existing three year contract, dating back to his decision to return to F1 in 2010 after a three-year sabbatical, runs out this year.
Zetsche is quoted by Seddeutsche Zeitung newspaper as saying Mercedes is fully committed to formula one, with an “engagement for the long term”.

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Jan 06

Mercedes no longer has McLaren team stake

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler no longer owns a share of the McLaren team, according to media reports.

Mercedes-Benz logo 02 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesMcLaren, still powered by the marque’s Brixworth-built engines, began its association with Mercedes in 1995, culminating in world championships and the German carmaker owning 40 per cent of the Woking based team.

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